Humane Society of Central Illinois

Paws Pageant - April 2009

On Friday, April 24 we held our first Paws Pageant at the Holiday Inn!  The event was well received with a larger turn out than we expected. The audience vote decided the winners. The categories were Owner/Dog Themed Outfits, Halloween Redone, Outdoor/Sportswear, and Bling!  Everyone enjoyed the dogs (and some owners) dressed up in a wide range of outfits!  Also present were information tables set up for several groups, including HSCI. We are already looking forward to next year's Paws Pageant event!  A special thank you goes to the sponsors, advertisers, and contributors.

Sponsors in Booths:
  • Canine Classics
  • ChemDry
  • K9 Underground Fencing Co.
  • Le Bow Wow Club
  • Mary Kay
  • Memories for My Child
  • PartyLite
  • Rover's Bakery
Other Advertisers & Contributors:
  • Alamo II
  • Barb Adelman (Elan Studios)
  • Bark Busters
  • Baxter's
  • Copy Shop
  • Emerge Hair Salon
  • Herrin Animal Hospital
  • Holiday Inn
  • Pam Starks
  • Specs Around Town
  • Steve Haas - State Farm Agent
  • Topline Nail

Paws Pageant - April 2009

A lot of pet lovers were anxious to attend the first ever HSCI Paws Pageant!

Paws Pageant - April 2009

Sarah Corbin, our Event Coordinator, introduces the first Paws Pageant while Beth Whisman looks on. Beth was the MC for this event!  Thank you Beth!


Paws Pageant - April 2009

Inca is as graceful as a butterfly!

Paws Pageant - April 2009

Molly is all set to go trick or treating in her Halloween costume!


Paws Pageant - April 2009

Gus Gus is looking very sleek in his costume.

Paws Pageant - April 2009

This dog and owner look very comfortable being on the runway!  Maybe they have done this before...


Paws Pageant - April 2009

"Grandma" Joan proudly shows off her dog to the crowd.

Paws Pageant - April 2009

Definitely the most "formal" entry of the evening.


Paws Pageant - April 2009

Lenny looks very confident!

Paws Pageant - April 2009

Cleo proudly shows off her lovely outfit.


Paws Pageant - April 2009

Molly and her owner are definitely ready for the beach!

Paws Pageant - April 2009

Inca, Sioux, and Maya are quite the trio in their matching outfits!


Paws Pageant - April 2009

During the break, kids were quizzed on their knowledge about pets. This was one group of very smart kids!

Paws Pageant - April 2009

This little guy is ready for the runway!  Bring it on...


Paws Pageant - April 2009

The fans get close to the stars!

Paws Pageant - April 2009

You just cannot beat matching umbrellas!


Paws Pageant - April 2009

St. Louis Cardinal fans show up everywhere...

Paws Pageant - April 2009

Here is a nice look at this dog.


Paws Pageant - April 2009

A very nice outfit!

Paws Pageant - April 2009

As cool as it gets!  Love the glasses.


Paws Pageant - April 2009

How much bling could there possibly be on a little dog?

Paws Pageant - April 2009

Fans have to get a closer look!


Paws Pageant - April 2009

More bling and happy fans!

Paws Pageant - April 2009

Lola looks a little tentative walking down the runway.


Paws Pageant - April 2009

Schroeder, Chloe, and Brutus proudly parade by.

Paws Pageant - April 2009

A diva in her own home, Lacy’s not sure what to make of all this.


Paws Pageant - April 2009

We're ready!

Paws Pageant - April 2009

Kiss me!

A big thank you goes to the Holiday Inn for hosting our first Paws Pageant!  We hope to see you at next year's pageant.


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